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4 Forklifts and Lifting Equipment Safety Tips: A Workplace Safety Primer

June 30, 2015 | by Adam Robinson, Marketing Director, Cerasis | Blogs | Comments

Forklifts are great tools for businesses that need them. But, they can also be very dangerous. Safety is the primary concern around these heavy machines, so understand when they need to be inspected and fixed.

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Cisco Unveils New IoT System

June 30, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Cisco IoT System involves six programs to help manage massive amounts of data and achieve sufficient scale in order to realize the benefits of Internet-connected devices.

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Duracell Professional Releases B2B Battery Market Insights Report

June 29, 2015 4:22 pm | by Duracell Professional | News | Comments

Distributors can use the report to learn about additional market trends, ranging from the growth of online ordering to ideas for distributors to improve and grow their business, including customer recommendations.

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Exact Launches Health Assessment For Small Manufacturers

June 29, 2015 3:56 pm | by Exact | Product Releases | Comments

Businesses can now use the free online tool to evaluate inefficiencies and optimize workflow to drive bottom line impact.

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North American Tool Corp. SVP Of Sales To Retire

June 29, 2015 1:39 pm | by North American Tool Corp. | News | Comments

Effective July 1, Bernie Bowersock is stepping down after 23 years with the company.

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DPA Honors Safety Product Distributors, Suppliers At Annual Conference

June 29, 2015 10:51 am | by Distributor Partners of America | News | Comments

Helco Safety and Equipment, ORS Nasco, and West Chester Protective Gear were the top honorees at this year's DPA Conference.

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Report: Airgas Employees In Charleston, WV Reject CBA

June 29, 2015 10:41 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Airgas workers reportedly rejected the proposed contract largely because the company refused to raise wages for their Charleston employees to a rate comparable to wages paid by its local competitor.

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TPP Fight To Continue Despite Talk Of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The terms of TPP are expected to go before Congress later this year.

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Don't Sleep Through A Chance At Maximum Efficiency

June 29, 2015 10:17 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

For many, the typical signs of tiredness, might not come from your average night of restless sleep; it could be the result of an undiagnosed sleep disorder that could be very harmful to your health and your work.

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E-900 Ball Screw Lubricant From Nook Industries

June 29, 2015 9:54 am | by NOOK Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The E-900 lubrication provides a lasting film for wear protection and corrosion resistance for ball splines and screws.

Grainger Foundation Donates $30K To SkillsUSA Connecticut

June 29, 2015 9:48 am | by Mike Hockett | News | Comments

The funds will go toward student travel expenses as they head to the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY.

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Grainger Names New Chief Operating Officer

June 29, 2015 9:22 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Former Grainger Senior Vice President DG Macpherson takes the newly created role, effective Aug. 1, while another executive is leaving the company.

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GOP Measure Would Permit Longer Tandem Trucks

June 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opponents say the longer trucks create more wear and tear on highways, are less safe on local roads than existing trucks, and are more likely to cross into adjacent and opposing lanes when making turns.

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ID's Top 5 Of The Week

June 26, 2015 8:00 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Big acquisition news from Bunzl and 3M, both announced Tuesday, dominated Industrial Distribution over the past seven days. A look at 3D printing's potential impact on the market was a top item as well.

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Restoring Morale In A Struggling Sales Team

June 26, 2015 8:00 am | by Kevin Daley, CEO, PeakPerformanceSalesTraining.com | Blogs | Comments

When sales numbers are down, simply telling your sales team to do more or to work harder only accelerates a downward spiral. Here's where to begin a comeback.

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EPA Regulations: Get An Umbrella Before It Rains

June 25, 2015 4:53 pm | by Jon Wikstrom | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers are quickly realizing that the traditional methods that were once industry standards are becoming obsolete, unacceptable, and even illegal.

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Research Shows Legacy Systems Fail To Deliver On VMI

June 25, 2015 2:39 pm | by E2Open | News | Comments

Though there’s an increased interest in inventory management programs, such as VMI, that aim to reduce costs and improve customer service levels, companies continue to face challenges in actually establishing these programs.

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H.B. Fuller Q2 Sales Flat, Profit Up

June 25, 2015 10:36 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Hurt by a strong U.S. dollar and a higher core tax rate, H.B. Fuller's two largest business segments – Americas Adhesives and EIMEA – both had yearly sales decreases.

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3 Tips For Mid-Market Companies Seeking To Implement Big Data

June 25, 2015 10:20 am | Articles | Comments

Like larger corporations, mid-market companies can experience many benefits when they have a proper big data strategy in place.

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Prepzilla MILLHOG Pipe Beveling Tool

June 25, 2015 10:15 am | by Esco Tool | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for highly alloyed materials, the beveling tool can produce end preps at any angle without cutting oils.

A Look At How UPS's Worldport Is Transforming The Supply Chain

June 25, 2015 9:52 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

Learn about the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world, which sorts and reloads 416,000 packages per hour.

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